There’s a teaser trailer out for Oliver Stone’s sequel to Wall Street, which features Michael Douglas reprising his Gordon Gekko role. He’s just getting out of prison, and from what I understand, he ends up taking Shia LaBeouf under his wing (LaBeouf plays the boyfriend of Gekko’s daugther, played by the illuminating Carey Mulligan).
It’s a teaser trailer, so it doesn’t give us much, except for perhaps the tone of the film. If that is the case, we may be in trouble, as it almost looks like an old man (Stone) trying to make a movie for a younger generation, which is fine and great and dandy, but if Shia starts saying things like, “phat” and “bling” and “you go girl” unironically, we may be in some trouble.
And that annoying bass line in the trailer brings me back to 1992, cruising the strip in a white ‘87 Mustang with a set of speakers that took up the entire trunk and shook the windows of the Sonic as we drove by, honkin’ at the honey in front of you with the light eyes. Put your car in cruise and lay back.
Drums please …